Portraits in Pastel

I thought you might like to see the progression with this portrait. So here’s a sneak peak of how I work:

Portrait1 Portrait2 Portrait3

 

In the first picture we have added skin tones and shading. I spend a lot of time around the eyes. You will also notice I have laid in a base coat for the other colors to blend into. There is just a hint of her hair and notice her pearl earrings!

In the second picture I have added the hairs and the beginnings of the background. One bubble has been put in and the others are drawn in.

In the third picture, I finished all the bubbles and her hand. All done except for final adjustments to the background and adding her cute striped sweater.

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